Colombian author, Gabriel García Márquez highlighted. No doubt as one of the greatest storytellers of twentieth-century literature. Fundamental piece of the known as Latin American boom. Especially for his work in magic realism. In 1982. Garcia Marquez received the most important award of his career. The Nobel Prize in literature. Granted as a recognition to all his work.
Garcia Márquez was born and raised in Aracataca. Locality that would then have a key importance in many of his best known works. In a family whose grandfather, Colonel. It was a great influence on the young writer. In the mid-thirties. Garcia Marquez left behind his hometown to live in Sincelejo and, later. In Barranquilla.
When he began his law studies in Bogotá he began his true passion for literature. After the closing of the university by the Great riots of 1948. García Márquez moved to Cartagena and left the studios to work as a journalist in various media. Like the Universal or the Herald. Profession to which he would devote the following years of his life. Becoming a true passion capable of rivaling literature.
Married in 1958 with Mercedes Bacha.
Gabriel Garcia Márquez and his destinations
García Márquez began a trip as a correspondent who will take him from Barranquilla to new York and finally to Mexico. The writer’s affinity with the Cuban Revolution and his friendship with Fidel Castro. They made it difficult for them to stay in the United States and other Latin American countries. From this time are his works the Colonel has no one to write him or the bad hour.
It is in 1967 when Gabriel García Márquez published one of his best known novels. A hundred Years of solitude. Work that has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into dozens of languages. The awards were followed in the following years-Rómulo Gallegos. The Neustadt-and received the applause of international criticism. These days. This novel is considered one of the most important in the whole twentieth century.
From a hundred Years of solitude. García Márquez developed an important literary career with works such as the story of a castaway or the autumn of the patriarch.
At the same time he published numerous essays. Imbued with their political ideas. Linked to left positions. What the attack meant not only from some governments. But from fellow Latin American boomers. Inclined towards the new economic liberalism.
In 1981 García Márquez published Chronicle of a Death foretold. A fundamental nobel in his work and that he inclined to his favor the balance of the Nobel Prize of Literature awarded that same year. Other masterpieces would come later. Like the smell of guava or love in the Times of Cholera. Of his last works say that memory of my sad whores raised not little controversy. For the treatment of prostitution and that in 2010 published a complete anthology of its most interesting lectures. Under the title of I’m not here to say a speech.
His works taken to film was not successful
Several of García Márquez. works have been taken to the cinema. although none with as much success as its literary equivalents. Perhaps we should highlight the adaptations of the Colonel has no one to write or love in times of cholera.
The work of Gabriel García Márquez is considered fundamental to understand the Spanish literature of the twentieth century and its influence has spread to several generations of writers breaking the barriers of the language and achieving a great success in both English and French or German.
Gabriel Garcia Márquez died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City at the age of 87 years.
Nobel Prize in Literature
On October 21, 1982 was marked for Colombia. It was the day the Swedish Nobel Academy announced to him. by phone. To Gabriel García Márquez. Who was the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature for his work one Hundred Years of Solitude.
The ceremony to deliver the coveted award was fulfilled on the 10th. December 1982 in the Stockholm Concert hall. Sweden. Garcia Marquez wore a white blank. That distinguished him from the other Nobel winners of that year.
Who took care of giving you the plaque?
The King of Sweden. Charles XVI Gustavo. was in charge of giving Gabo the plaque and medal that accredited him as a winner. The haughty attitude of the son of Aracataca on the stage allowed to see the glory that, for the writer. It meant being the first Colombian to receive a Nobel.
While Gabriel Garcia Márquez remained in Stockholm. To receive the prize. Attended at least 17 acts between private and public. He gave dozens of interviews. He received tributes and millions of applause.
Toto La Momposina delighted the audience with the music of Caribbean and Colombian folklore. Much of the world looked to Colombia and understood that “magic realism” was inspired in that Latin American country that came from the owner of the Nobel Literature 1982.